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Walks around Morzine - Fox's path & Nyon's Waterfall

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Where the river flows

It’s 10am on a day off. Well, technically I’m working. But only at 6pm so it feels like a day off. The weather is amazing: blue sky with not even a cloud in. I have only one choice: ride or walk!

I choose the hiking boots and take the fox' path (Sentier du Renard) to the Valley of the Manche. I follow the river. I'm not the only one: this part is really close to town so it's one of the easy walks for dog owners. Right before me is a young Border Collie. He's playing. The black of his hair contrasts with the white of the snow. I like how he romps around: so much energy and innocence makes me smile.

I leave him behind with his lovely handler as I keep walking across the forest.

I can hear that I'm getting closer and closer to what I was looking for last time I came in the valley.

Yes, you guessed right the waterfall of Nyon (Cascade de Nyon) is standing in front of me. The water is clear blue; almost white. It falls just net to a mound of snow. On the cliff another kind of waterfall is shining: the drops froze in translucent stalactites.

I want to keep walking so I slip along it – even under – to the top. From there I see the waterfall from above. Gorgeous. I walk through the brook and arrive in a clearing.

That' where I leave you. In front of a large stretch of snow. A friend beside, firs behind and mountains in front of my eyes.

Breathe the cold air.

Enjoy.

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... Practical Corner

The path is really easy to follow as it starts from town. Find the roundabout going to Vallée de la Manche: it's a bus stop. The start is next to the bridge, close to the fire station. Then you just have to follow the signs. They are interesting, easy to understand - even for kids - as it's made by the primary school.

If you go during summer it's possible to climb in trees, do some mountain bike,...

If it's winter time, I can share some tips about what to do around Morzine and Les Portes du Soleil, and tell you stories about walking in the snow...

But if I had to give you only one piece of advice, it would be... enjoy the mountain as much as you can while work & weather let you do so!


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Eileen Robinson

Eileen Robinson

I’m Eileen, a Belgian living in France. I got the travel bug when I was so young that I don’t even remember it. I hope my stories will bring you to travel while reading!

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